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Be sure to tune in on Thursday for an encore presentation of Judy Christie interviewing me and ex-Amishblogger, Mary Ann Kinsinger, about the Adventures of Lily Lapp series.

While you’re listening leave a comment on {HERE} for a chance to win a copy of Life with Lily and the newest book in the series, A New Home for Lily! Winner will be announced next week via email. (If you have a problem with the comment box, email ckrumm@litfusegroup.com).

More about A New Home for LilyChange is all Lily faces when her family moves to an Amish community in Pennsylvania. She has to make new friends, settle into her new home—which she thinks is ugly—and adjust to another new baby brother. (Still no sisters!) Even worse, a boy at school, Aaron Yoder, enjoys tormenting poor Lily. There are some bright spots about Lily’s new home—she has a wonderful teacher, and her relatives have moved close by. But there are a few lessons Lily needs to learn about starting over. Read an excerpt.

My son Ian was complaining that he had nothing new to read, so I handed him Lily #2 off the bookshelf—just to see what he’d think. (His primary interests are Legos and Star Wars, but he loves to read all sorts of things.) He absolutely ate that thing up! Read it all that day, in two focused sittings. Read his favorite parts out loud and asked when he could get the next one. So maybe the real audience for these books is seven-year-old boys! Ha! – Barb

More about Life with Lily: Life with Lily is the first book in the ‘Adventures of Lily Lapp’ series. Lily is six in this story, just starting first grade in a one-room schoolhouse in upstate New York. Her parents are busy building a farm, and soon animals join the family—Jenny the cow and Chubby the miniature horse. A baby brother arrives, too, which Lily has mixed feelings about. (She wanted a sister!) Aside from a mischievous friend like Mandy Mast, Lily is happy at school and even happier at home. Trouble is brewing at the schoolhouse and change is on the horizon for Lily and her family.

AND … be sure to check out Lily’s interactive website! Play games, meet Lily’s family, take the quiz, download the coloring pages, and so much more!

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More about Judy: Judy Christie is the author of the Green series of novels set in the fictional North Louisiana town of Green.  “Downtown Green,” the most recent, is No. 5 in the series.  Publisher’s Weekly has given Judy’s work a starred review, and Library Journal has compared the Green series to Jan Karon’s Mitford series and Philip Gulley’s Harmony series.

Judy also wrote “Wreath,” a novel about a 16-year-old girl who is determined to finish high school after her mother dies – and lives in a Central Louisiana junkyard to do so. “Wreath” was a finalist for the Carol Award from the American Christian Fiction Writers.

Her next novel, “Sweet Olive,” will release from Zondervan in Fall 2013.

Judy leads retreats and workshops around the country and writes the popular Hurry Less Worry Less series, including the recent “Hurry Less Worry Less for Moms” and “Hurry Less Worry Less at Christmas.”

Judy loves to visit with readers on her Kitchen Couch Blog at www.judychristie.com and invites you to stop by. For free weekly tips on how to hurry less and worry less, listen to her podcast. You can also visit her at www.Facebook.com/judychristie and www.Twitter.com/judypchristie.

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